PCA Stress Measuring Software

  • Allows a beginner to handle it easily.
  • Analyzes the stress measurements results on PCB and creates reports.
  • Use: Testing of printed circuit assembly
  • ICT, BFT, heat sink assembly,system board integration, or system assembly


PCAS-100A, PCA Stress Measuring Software

Combination with the PCD-400A or PCD-430A, the PCA Stress Measuring Software PCAS-100A is the dedicated software to test stress of PCA.

The PCAS-100A allows a beginner to test a PCA stress, analyze data, and create reports in accordance with IPC/JEDEC-9704A** .

** Evaluation method for PCA using strain gages is regulated by IPC/JEDEC-9704A and it is valid for quality evaluation or failure analysis.


Number of Channels: 16 (Uniaxial gages: 16 PC Triaxial gages: 5 PC)

Channel Conditions:

  • Gage types
    (1G2W, 1G3W, 2G2W, 2G3W, 3G2W, 3G3W, half bridge, and full bridge)
  • Measuring range (200, 500, 1000, 2000,5000, 10000, and 20000 ×10-6 strain)
  • Gage factor

Measuring Modes: Manual measurement
Recoding from REC to STOP, or designated number of data items from REC

Sampling Frequencies: 100, 200, 500, 1 k, 2 k, 5 k, and 10 k Hz

LPF: 10, 30, 100 Hz, and FLAT

Measuring Condition Files: Saves and loads preset measuring conditions.

Measuring Instruments: PCD-400A, PCD-430A (Max. 4 units) *EDX-200A combination models are available. Inquiries are welcome.


Catalog: Searches strain gages for PCA stress test.

Bonding: Describes the method of strain gage bonding on the PCB.


Y-time Graphs:

  • X axis is time (s).
  • Y axis is strain (Uniaxial-gage, principal, diagonal)

Strain-rate Graphs: X axis is strain-rate, Y axis is maximum principal strain.
* Strain rate is the rate of change in strain per time.

Y Axis Range:

  • Auto-scale
  • Settable scale (×10-6 strain)
  • 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, and 20000


Report Types: Graph and tables.

Graph-reports: Y-time graphs, strain-rate graphs

Table-reports: Maximum principal strain, minimum principal strain, diagonal strain, and strain-rate

Clipboard: Copies graphs and tables.
Allows other application software to use the data.

Report Files: Allows report files (PCR format) to be saved, read and edited.

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